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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

  • Text
  • Toronto
  • Arts
  • Musical
  • Jazz
  • Festival
  • Symphony
  • Theatre
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Quartet
From science fact in "Integral Man: Music and the Movies," to science fiction in the editor's opener; from World Fiddle Day at the Aga Khan Museum to three Canadians at the Cliburn; from wanting to sashay across the 401 to Chamberfest in Montreal to exploring the Continuum of Jumblies Theatre's 20-year commitment to the Community Play (there's a pun in there somewhere!).


Screenings ●●May 22 12:00 noon–4:00: Jewish Music Week. Music Movie Marathon. 12:00: Israel Rocks: A Journey through Music of Visions and Divisions. This documentary shows Israel and its people through music. 1:20: Fiestaremos! Presents the inspiring work of musician Judy Frankel, who traveled the world uncovering, recording, transcribing and performing as many Sephardic folk songs as she could find, playing a vital role in preserving a history and tradition for future generations. 2:15: Kol Nidre. Nothing to do with the Kol Nidre prayer, this quirky film combines family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comedy. Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave. 416-638-4492; Free. Singalongs, Jams, Circle ●●May 17 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7:00: Short introductory workshop. Tours ●●May 07 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent; includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing E. The ETCeteras rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231; (adults); (sr/st). Also May 14 & 28, June 4. ●●May 14 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See May 07 listing. Also May 28, June 4. ●●May 28 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See May 07 listing. Also May 14, June 4. ●●June 4 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See May 07 listing. Also May 14 & 28. Workshops ●●May 06 10:30am–1:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Sing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms under the direction of conductor Dan Rutzen, artistic director of The Greater Toronto MegaCity Chorus. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422; , includes refreshments. Register at the door. ●●May 11 7:00-8:45pm: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn tunes from world string traditions for our community World Fiddle Day event (May 20). Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. W. 647-217-4620; for music and more info: Practice sessions by donation. Next session May 14. ●●May 12 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments. ●●May 13 2:00-4:00: Silence Guelph. Guitar workshop with Pierre Bensusan (intermediate to advanced). 46 Essex St., Guelph. 519-831-4670; per participant. Pre-registration required. ●●May 14 1:00-3:30: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. See May 11. ●●May 14 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Caroline Tremblay. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-779-5750. . ●●May 20 10:00am-10:00pm: World Fiddle Day. Day-long celebration of bowed string instruments. Morning workshops 10:00am-1:00: Anne Lederman (Métis style), Anne Lindsay (Scandinavian style), Kousha Nakhaei (Persian fiddle and kamanche), Pascal Gemme / Yann Falquet (Quebec fiddle/guitar), Amely Zhou (Chinese erhu), DnA: Diana and Andrew Dawydchak (Old Time Canadian Fiddle/Stepdance). 2:00-5:00: Around-the- World Jam (free for audience members). 5:00-6:30: Youth Showcase. 7:00-10:00: Concert with guest artists. Ismaeli Centre and Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 647- 217-4620; Members/under 25 free; non-members . ●●May 27 1:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Blue Jupiter Workshop: Rockstar 101. With Broadway performer, singer, film actress and Blue Jupiter manager Diana Preisler. Little Trinity Church, 425 King St. E. 416-694-6900. or day-pass. ●●May 27 3:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Musica Intima Vocal Ensemble Masterclass in A Cappella Choral Singing. Little Trinity Church, 425 King St. E. 416-694- 6900. or day-pass. ●●May 27 4:15: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Elaine Overholt Clinic: Better Solo Singer = Better A Cappella Singer. Little Trinity Church, 425 King St. E. 416-694-6900. or day-pass. ●●June 02 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. AGM 2nd half. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416- 597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments. ●●June 04 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Poulenc’s Gloria. Xavier Brossard-Ménard, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. ; (members). CALL FOR AUDITIONS 2017/18 SEASON NOEL EDISON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR The TMC is looking for experienced singers and enthusiastic apprentices (age 17–22) to join Canada’s premier symphonic choir. Performances in 2017/18 include popular seasonal concerts and 15 appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. For more information and an audition application, go to the Join Us section on TMC Auditions will be held on June 19 & 20, 2017. CONSIDERING AUDITIONING? Come and experience the TMC in an open rehearsal on May 29 or June 12. RSVP to the TMC office at 416-598-0422 x 221. 60 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017

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